St. George Orthodox Church
Albanian Archdiocese of the OCA
Trumbull, Connecticut
The Nativity Fast - begins Wed, Nov 15th - 10/26/2023
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-11-02 17:02:19

The Nativity Fast (often referred as Advent in the West) begins on Wednesday, November 15th,  and lasts through the Divine Liturgy of Christmas Day.  This is one of the four fasting seasons during the year. 

During this time, Orthodox Christians fast and pray in preparation for the Feast. According to the Tradition of the Church, we observe this Fast by abstaining from meat (including poultry and eggs), dairy, olive oil and wine. On Wednesdays and Fridays, we also abstain from fish.

In a long-standing tradition, the bishops of the OCA gave a special dispensation to break the fast for Thanksgiving.  

While many people relax these rules, it is important that we do as much as we can, so that we can properly prepare ourselves spiritually for the Great Feast of our Lord’s Nativity. 

Attached below you will find an educational pamphlet for reading in preparation of this fasting season: Preparing for the Nativity of Christ  

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Upcoming Services & Events
Sunday, June 30
1st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ALL SAINTS
9:30AM TBD
Sunday, July 7
2nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ALL SAINTS OF NORTH AMERICA
9:15AM General Confession
9:30AM Divine Liturgy
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Sunday June 23rd -  9:30AM Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Pentecost

 

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